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Post by Baddams » Fri Nov 01, 2019 13:58 pm

'Youd want to be able to take them out to cut them down with a hacksaw ideally, but couldn't see that as possible with them in-situ'

Ah yeah, good point. I was just fiddling around with the filter end of the pipes. There's no way I'd try and disconnect the pipes from the bottom of a full tank and trust it not to empty *shudders*.
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Post by Benville » Mon Nov 18, 2019 19:19 pm

Not really checked in since all the forum changes took place.

Rejigged Bertha, put in the wood from Dave's and spread the plants a bit. Initially I only put the wood as it had a heavy buildup of brown algae, which the SAEs and Ottos cleared in literally 10 minutes. Its since stayed.

Since moving the tank around, the various shrimp, including the dozen or so Cherries I added from D9, are out and about a lot more confidently.

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Dave's tank is still needing work, as ever. The brown algae is thick, probably from all the silicate from the stones, which I intend to replace as soon as I can. Last 24 hours he's constantly trying to escape, enough to make me think he's not happy now. I've increased the light timing and added a temporary air stone last night, and so far he's not tried to escape tonight.

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Re: Benvilles' Tanks

Post by Annie » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:46 am

Would you dare putting Dave in Bertha for a little holiday ?

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Post by Ric » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:10 am

Annie wrote:
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Would you dare putting Dave in Bertha for a little holiday ?
...and then start planting afresh? :D ;)
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Post by plankton » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:54 am

....and re-stocking with fish? ;)

Keep giving him loads of veg to keep him happy. :)
I've forgotten how long the tank is, and he does look pretty big in there now........?? Maybe it is time for an upgrade?
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Post by Benville » Thu Nov 21, 2019 20:00 pm

It's a Fluval 90 so only 2ft. The only upgrade option is to put him in Bertha sadly, finances don't allow another tank and I certainly would struggle for diplomatic reasons if you get my drift.

So yeah, choices ahead :S

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Post by Jen1981 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 20:45 pm

Would you be better with a riparium (hope that’s the right description) type tank for Dave, drop the water level a bit, I’m sure I read that they do sometimes like to come out of the water every now & then, not sure if that’s all species?? They do like to climb and explore so may not be unhappy at all, just curious

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Post by plankton » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:03 am

Crays aren't like crabs, they prefer to stay in water and don't do well out of it. Crab tanks are often set up incorrectly, with no way of them getting out of the water.
Can you not just swap the 2' for a 3'? I managed to wangle it for the guppy tank when it started leaking, just "got a good deal on the tank, it's in the same space and it doesn't actually take up more room"........ ;) :D
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Post by Ric » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:31 pm

plankton wrote:
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Crays aren't like crabs, they prefer to stay in water and don't do well out of it. Crab tanks are often set up incorrectly, with no way of them getting out of the water.
Can you not just swap the 2' for a 3'? I managed to wangle it for the guppy tank when it started leaking, just "got a good deal on the tank, it's in the same space and it doesn't actually take up more room"........ ;) :D
Was just thinking the same. Swap over, then sell the 2' and, if you have a bit of a nose for a bargain, you might come out not having spent any extra money.

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Re: Benvilles' Tanks

Post by Benville » Sat Nov 23, 2019 14:53 pm

Well it's also space. The 2ft is where it is as it sits snug between the door and the under stairs cupboard, near the 240L, so it's sort of an aquarium corner. Old posted photo below:
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A 3ft just won't fit there. There is one option I can put forward, but it'll involve re-arranging a lot of other furniture and definitely won't go down well this side of Christmas. My wife absolutely loves him, so once he does get properly too big for the 90L I should be able to sort something then maybe.

In other news, I re-levelled his sand today during a clean out, and less than an hour later he's almost entirely piled it back in one corner again. Check out the vid.

https://youtu.be/AYD5iHUSUq4
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